Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Pregnancy and Hair Loss in Women

You may have noted big changes in your hair during pregnancy. Hormones affect the whole body, including the hair. Hair that was normally straight might suddenly begin to grow in curlier than ever during pregnancy. Or, hair that was curly may get straighter and straighter as pregnancy progresses. It can take a year for hair to readjust to its normal thickness and straight or wavy state after the baby is born.
One of the most interesting things about being pregnant is what it does to a woman’s hair. The hair becomes fuller; this is because the follicles don’t release hair at the same rate as when the body is not pregnant. So hair loss during pregnancy is not common but it is not unheard of either. A woman will notice more changes in her nails, rather in her hair while she is pregnant. For For example, the nails often become harder.

However hairloss after pregnancy is a big issue. After you have your sweet bundle of joy, the extra hair you grew throughout the term maystart to fall out. This is very normal so you must not worry too much about it. It could take at the most a year for the hair to return to its normal rate of falling out, a few strands at a time.

It can actually startling to see such an increase in hair loss after your baby is born. You may find clumps of hair on the drain, or in your brush. You don’t have to worry about seeing thin patches on your head; if you do it’s not because of the birth.

Pregnancy is a whole body experience. After the baby is born, the mother’s body has a lot of things to do in order to return to its usual non-pregnant state. A mother who is nursing will have a longer period of readjustment than one who is not. Still, always remember, nine and a half months up, at least the same amount of time down.

Thereis no real cure for this hair loss because it is temporary. But it is important to that in most cases involving lost hair after pregnancy; the new hair is already growing in while old hair is falling out. Therefore, the situation is temporary and will remedy itself.